Hydrosalpinx

David Kreiner, MD Causes of Infertility, Hydrosalpinx Leave a Comment

A hydrosalpinx is a fallopian tube that is blocked at its distal end on the opposite side from the entrance to the uterine cavity. It may be diagnosed by a hysterosalpingogram or in severe cases by pelvic ultrasound. The hydrosalpinx is filled with inflammatory fluid and is most likely the end result of a pelvic infection. This inflammatory fluid can …

Fertility Treatment During This Economic Downturn

David Kreiner, MD Making It Affordable, Micro IVF, NYS IVF Grant 1 Comment

Financial hardships have increased fertility challenges for many couples attempting to build their families. According to a new study release at the ASRM meeting in Atlanta last week, the recession has severely affected access to fertility treatment in this country. Fifty eight percent of infertile couples who chose not to pursue therapy cited cost as the primary reason. About 7 …

Drs. Howard and Georgeanna Jones, the Pioneers of IVF in the USA

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In 1987, I completed my Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility fellowship under  Drs. Howard W. Jones Jr. and his wife Georgeanna Seegar Jones, the two pioneers of in-vitro fertilization in the USA and the entire western hemisphere. This picture was taken at their house on the Elizabeth River in Norfolk during one of the bimonthly journal clubs.  It was routine for …

East Coast Fertility Leads the Way in Saving Healthcare System $1 Billion

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Dr. David Kreiner of East Coast Fertility is using his conscience and his expertise to provide solutions in the fertility industry. He is the first in the country to offer an In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) package using Single Embryo Transfers (SET) at one set price to patients, while still providing high quality care. It can save the healthcare industry $1 Billion. …

The Gift of Life and Its Price

David Kreiner, MD Dave Kreiner, MD, High order Multiple Births, Innovating the Financing of Infertility, Regulation of IVF, Single Embryo Transfer 1 Comment

IVF has been responsible for 1 million babies born worldwide who otherwise without the benefit of IVF may never have been. This gift of life comes with a steep price tag that according to the NY Times article, “Gift of Life and Its Price” Sunday, October 11, 2009, hits $1 Billion per year for premature IVF babies. This price tag …

East Coast Fertility Offers Free Seminar on Treating and Financing Infertility

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East Coast Fertility is offering a free seminar: What You Need to Know Now If You Are Trying to Have a Baby: Innovations in the Treatment and Financing of Infertility. There is no charge for attendees, and all are eligible to receive a free fertility consultation with Dr. Kreiner and a discount coupon for some fertility medications. Don’t miss this …

Why “The Wyden Bill” Does Not Support Infertility Patients

David Kreiner, MD Regulation of IVF Leave a Comment

Patients often seek my help, desperate to try In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) after having a previous cycle cancelled at an outside clinic. These patients stimulated with fewer follicles and therefore due to their lower pregnancy expectations were not allowed to proceed. We presented our data on IVF performed on patients with 3 or fewer follicles at the American Society for Reproductive …

Is This Stress Making Me Look Fat?

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I’m racing a 40 foot sailboat in 25 to 30 NNW winds yesterday out of Manhasset Bay. Gear was breaking, sails ripping, we broached twice….nearly did a “death roll” (when the boat gets knocked down and the tip of the mast nearly hits the water). A competitor had a man overboard; the USCG and NCPD were involved with another boat …

A Dozen Embryos!?$#… Who will stop this madness?

David Kreiner, MD Cryopreservation, High order Multiple Births, Octomom, SART, Single Embryo Transfer 2 Comments

Just when I thought it was safe to go back to my office at East Coast Fertility, a little over 5 months post Octomom, I was confronted once again with shocking news. This time it was a record breaking 12 embryos implanted. Eight is alarming and wrong, a dozen just five months later makes me wonder how such a horrific …